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BS in Communications

This major helps students to gain a greater understanding of the role of media in today’s global society. Courses cover historical, sociological, and psychological analyses of media, including film, television, print, and emerging technologies. This major is also offered at the Rockland Community College extension site.

Academic Requirements
While fulfilling general degree requirements, students must complete the following requirements for this major:

1. Humanities courses 15 credits
2. Natural sciences courses, including
PSY 3365/Advanced Psychology of Communication
15 credits
3. Social sciences courses, including the following:
CMS 1500/Introduction to Mass Media and
15 credits
4. Performing and/or visual arts courses 6 credits
5. Upper-level courses:
a. Social sciences courses, including two survey
    courses on the history or sociology of film or
    other mass media
b. All in humanities courses or
    all in natural sciences courses
12 credits
8 credits
6. Communications/media studies electives 15 credits
7. General electives 30 credits
8. CAP 4800/Senior Capstone 4 credits
  TOTAL: 120 credits

Please refer to the Overview of Academic Requirements for additional information.

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Liberal Studies Degree Completion Program


Communications, BS

Liberal Studies, BA

Liberal Studies: Arts, BA

Liberal Studies: Legal Studies, BA

Undergraduate Courses:

Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Performing & Visual Arts

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